CSz Philadelphia Presents COMEDYSPORTZ: PUPPETS VS. PEOPLE Tonight

July 19
12:30 2014
CSz Philadelphia Presents COMEDYSPORTZ: PUPPETS VS. PEOPLE Tonight

CSz Philadelphia, producer of ComedySportz the city's longest running comedy show, is pleased to present: "ComedySportz: Puppets vs. People" tonight, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The matches will take place at the company's home base, The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street and will run at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $17 with $14 tickets for students, seniors, and military. Tickets and more information are available online at and by email at

This special double header of ComedySportz will pit people against puppets, flesh against fluff, skin against foam and will utilize the skill sets of Players and puppeteers Dave Jadico and Joe Sabatino.

"Joe Sabatino is amazing improviser and an excellent puppeteer, just ask the producers at The Jim Henson Company and Sprout where he works. He is also an amazing puppet builder," says CSz Philadelphia Executive Director Don Montrey. "In fact, we're going to use his creations in the matches. And Dave Jadico is not only a very funny Player, but also the only Philadelphia actor to win a Barrymore Award for his puppetry skills in The Fantasticks.'"

The unique format also allows for the debut of some new games and the return of some seldom seen treasures including Replay at Bernies, where the People Team will be forced to "puppet" their dead teammates. Meanwhile the Puppet Team will be tasked with playing the classic ComedySportz game 5 Thingz, challenging the puppets to communicate with each other using gibberish and mime.

"Once the puppets make their entrance it's going to be non-stop craziness. We have been practicing with them for a few weeks and the laughter and play has been incredible," added Montrey. "There is so much delight in watching the Players interact with the puppets and watching the puppets play ComedySportz games. These are going to be a matches for everyone to enjoy!"

About ComedySportz: ComedySportz, Philadelphia's longest running show is the flagship production of CSz Philadelphia. For the past 20 years, ComedySportz has entertained over 150,000 Philadelphia fans with its fast, smart and funny brand of improvisation. Every Saturday night @ 7:30 and 10, two teams, The Philadelphia Fighting Amish and The New Jersey Turnpikes battle for the laughs of the Loyal Fans.

ComedySportz is the only world-recognized sport of competitive improvisation, founded by Richard Gerald Chudnow in 1984. In arenas throughout the world, teams of players do comedy battles based on suggestions given by the audience, known as Loyal Fans. Each sanctioned ComedySportz match is run by a referee, and features several rounds of competitive play through a sampling of the sport's myriad of official games. ComedySportz is licensed and overseen by CSz Worldwide.There are currently 24 CSz companies located across the U.S. and Europe.

About CSz Worldwide: CSz Philadelphia is a part of CSz Worldwide, a global network of companies for organizations needing entertainment, training, and events marketing solutions. CSz Worldwide uses improvisation to produce fun, immersive experiences that bring laughter to people around the world, including their 30-year flagship offering, ComedySportz. CSz Worldwide companies are currently in 24 cities across the US and Europe. For more information, visit

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